"...there is no quality in my heart at all, call it either faith or charity;
but instead of these I set Christ Himself before me,
and I say, “There is my righteousness.”
--Martin Luther

Contact:  Pastor Rolf Preus - Phone: 701-788-2096

224 Second Street NE, Mayville, ND 58257

Divine Service on Sunday Morning

First American

Lutheran Church

3rd Ave NE & 2nd St NE

Mayville, ND


Grace Lutheran Church

1221 Barrett Street

Crookston, MN




Welcome to Christ for Us! 

Website last updated on January 31, 2015

I have accepted a call to serve as the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney and St. John Lutheran Church in Fairview, Montana.  I will be leaving the Red River Valley the week of February 1 and will be installed as the pastor at Trinity and St. John in Sidney and Fairview on February 15. 

It is my aim to continue posting sermons in both written and audio form on this website after our move to Montana.

On Sunday, February 1, the schedule for Grace and First American will be switched around, with the 8:30am service at Grace and the 10:45am service at First American. 

The sermon for Transfiguration, preached on Sunday, January 25, based on Matthew 17:1-9, to be aired on Sunday, February 1, Seeing Jesus as He Is.  Written or audio.

The sermon for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, preached on Sunday, January 18, based on Deuteronomy 18:15-19, "Moses and Jesus," to be aired on Sunday, January 28.  Written or Audio.

The sermon for the First Sunday after Epiphany, preached on Sunday, January 11, based on Romans 12:1-5, aired on Sunday, January 18.  Written and Audio.

The sermon for Epiphany, preached on Sunday, January 4, based on Romans 3:23-31, aired on Sunday, January 11.  Written and Audio.

The sermon for Christmas, based on John 3:17, aired on Sunday, January 4: Written and Audio.

We follow the historic one year lectionary at the congregations of our parish. The sermons are preached one Sunday, recorded for broadcast on the following Sunday, and put up on this website sometime in between.


Forgive Us Our Trespasses by Rev. Rolf D. Preus

The Doctrine of Church and Ministry Today in the LCMS, the WELS, and the ELS by Rev. David R. Preus

Justification and the Sacrament by Rev. Rolf D. Preus

Bishops: Who Needs Them? by Rev. Rolf D. Preus

"What God Joins Together: Speaking the Truth in a World of Falsehood." This presentation is also available on the LCMS Iowa East District website.  You may listen to it here.

Pr. Rolf Preus

First Confessional Lutheran Parish

     First American Lutheran Church in Mayville, North Dakota

     Grace Lutheran Church in Crookston, Minnesota


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